Japan – Trains & Cherry Blossom
Tuesday 28 March to Saturday 15 April 2023
A revised version of this comprehensive tour taking in new lines and visiting new sites which Ffestiniog has not visited before. Old favourites are also included as we travel by steam train, tram and bullet train during Japan’s famous cherry blossom season.
Mallorca Narrow Gauge
Sunday 16 April to Friday 21 April 2023
Sunday 1 October to Friday 6 October 2023
From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north this island is full of surprises as we explore using the rail network. It is a wonderful way to see this beautiful island as it diverts from the usual tourist trail, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.
Dresden Steam Festival
Wednesday 12 April to Wednesday 19 April 2023
Our tour to Dresden for the Steam festival has become an annual favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 15th Festival weekend in 2023. Other excursions include return journeys on both the Weisseritztalbahn and Loessnitzgrundbahn and a paddle steamer up the Elbe.
Ffestiniog Railway - Behind the Scenes
Friday 21 April to Tuesday 25 April 2023
Friday 13 October to Tuesday 17 October 2023
An access all areas tour of one of the most famous narrow gauge railways in Britain, if not the world. Travel the length of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways’ 40-mile track from Caernarfon on the Menai Straits to Blaenau Ffestiniog, surrounded by mountains and slate quarries. We step behind the scenes of the Ffestiniog Railway and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.
Greece – Mountains & Myths
Wednesday 3 May to Monday 15 May 2023
A comprehensive tour to the Greek mainland which, in true “Small and Traditional” style, includes rural village hospitality. In addition to visiting several of Greece’s famous historic sites we will, of course, enjoy some scenic rail travel.
Bonn & the Rhine in Flames
Thursday 4 May to Monday 8 May 2023
A relaxing 5-day rail break to Bonn, a charming city straddling the Rhine. One of Germany’s oldest cities, Bonn has a rich history including a period as the temporary capital of West Germany. We visit at the high point of the cultural calendar for the ‘Rhein in Flammen’ Festival.
Monday 8 May to Monday 22 May 2023
Albania is a part of Europe rarely visited by most Europeans. Apart from Tirana and the narrow coastal belt, it is mountainous and sparsely populated yet has a rich and varied history. Above all, its people are friendly and welcoming – after years of isolation they really appreciate our visit.
Southern Italy & Sicily
Tuesday 9 May to Sunday 21 May 2023
A long-awaited return to Southern Italy and Sicily. Forested mountains, unspoilt countryside and sparkling beaches abound. We combine pretty narrow gauge lines, great coastal train rides and stunning sightseeing.
Great Little Trains of North Wales
Wednesday 10 May to Saturday 20 May 2023
Wales is famous for its narrow gauge railways, all of which are historically important. They also operate in areas of outstanding natural beauty making this tour appealing to a wide range of interests.
Slovakia – Romantic Mountains & Historic Towns
Thursday 11 May to Wednesday 24 May 2023
Slovakia is one of the most beautiful but lesser known countries in Central Europe. There is an abundance of mountains, historic towns and unspoilt villages which we are sure will appeal to all.
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